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Protect Your Smile With Cleanings

Your Smile

Regular cleanings will preserve and brighten your smile. Our professional and gentle dental hygienists will clean your teeth, and we will include a dental exam.

What will happen when my teeth are cleaned?

One of our dental hygienists will clean your teeth by:

  1. Removing the tartar on your teeth with dental instruments.

Tartar (calculus): a dental plaque that has become hardened and firmly attached to your tooth surface. Plaque mineralizes to form calculus when it is left on the teeth for more than 24 hours. Once plaque has converted to calculus it can no longer be removed with the gentle cleaning methods of brushing and flossing. This is why it is critically important to floss daily and brush after every meal so as to not allow the formation of calculus.

  1. Removing the plaque on your teeth with dental instruments.

Plaque: a sticky, thin coating of bacteria that forms on your teeth and causes inflammation of your gums. This inflammation can indicate the presence of periodontal disease.

  1. Polishing your teeth to remove any stains or plaque that remain after regular brushing and after removal of tartar and plaque, and a fluoride treatment may be administered to harden tooth structure.
  1. Demonstrating proper cleaning of your teeth, dentures, and other restorative surfaces.


Dr. Sackman, Leesa and the staff know how to take care of people. I have seen Dr. Sackman speak about the work he does and it is clear he is educated and committed to providing excellent care for his patients.

Ariel H.

We’ve been patients at Redmond Family Dentistry for years. Mostly we see Dr. Sackman, who is pleasant and takes time to explain things. His staff are wonderful too. At the front desk, they take time to walk you through insurance, billing, and costs of recommended treatments. The hygienists do a good job with cleanings, which, let’s be honest, are nobody’s favorite way to spend an hour. They have been great with my daughter since she was little.

Jessica S.

This office is AMAZING. I can’t say enough good things about them. I needed to have a root canal done pretty urgently and they did everything possible to fit me in within my timeframe. They referred me out to an endodontist for the actual root canal, but all the other work was done in their office. Dr. Whittle did most of my work and she was awesome. The assistants were really great as well. They were exactly on time, never a wait. They numbed me well and were concerned about my comfort. I really really really hate the dentist, hence waiting until I had to have a root canal, but I will definitely be going here again.

Launa B.